Drawing, Josephine Baker / Columbia, 1930
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
Parisian artist Paul Colin perfectly captured the rhythm of Josephine Baker and her fellow dancers in posters for La Revue Nègre at the Theatre Champs-Élysèes as well as for Columbia Records, as seen in this drawing. His work helped to create a sensation around the singer, whose career blossomed after her arrival in Paris in 1925.
It is credited
The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.
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Its dimensions are
Framed H x W x D: 111.8 × 82.6 × 3.8 cm (44 in. × 32 1/2 in. × 1 1/2 in.)
It is signed
Josephine Baker had modest success in New York, but enjoyed enormous popularity and prosperity in France with La Revue Nègre and La Folie du Jour at the Follies-Bergère Theater. This recording of...
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.